Wednesday, June 22, 2011
NEW LOCH NESS SIGHTING
Local shop owners, Simon and Jan Hargreaves, spotted the mysterious creature while gazing out their shop's windows, which overlooks Loch Ness. They spotted something oddly-shaped swimming through the water. It dove beneath the surface for half a minute or so, before breaching the depth once more.
Working on the lake, the pair are accustomed to what is normal and what isn't. This wasn't normal. For one, the Hargreaves felt the creature was far too long-necked to be anything as ordinary as a seal.
The couple, who've only owned the shop for about a year, insist they aren't making these claims to seek any sort of publicity. And "Nessie" hunter Steve Feltham, who lives on the lake, is inclined to agree.
"I'm excited by the fact it was locals who had seen it," Feltham said.
But if one cannot see motive in the new store owners' wish to drum up publicity in a global recession, he may lack a certain degree of cynicism.